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Nebe here arthritist in both feet

I am flat footed, have painfull feet and poblems walking, xrays show moderate arthritis in toes and feet. I was sent by my GP to see a podiatrist who told me nothing can be done that I have to live with it. Can anyone give me a bit of advice on where to go with this.

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Hi minniemates :) Welcome to the Arthritis Action community on Health Unlocked. I am sorry to hear that you have painful feet and problems walking. Feel free to check out our exercises and fact sheets on our resource centre: arthritisaction.org.uk/livi... I hope these tips can provide you some relief. Please keep us posted. Best, Katie, Arthritis Action Communications Intern

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Hi thanks for advice will look at the sheets you have suggested

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Hi I overcome this by not wearing flat shoes and always wear support for arches in shoes also bathe feet in warm water and magnesium salts.

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Thank you for advice i will look at getting arches and have already started magnesium salts.

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Good luck hope it works for you.

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Thank You will let you know how I get on

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Have you not got a referral from your consultant for some hospital shoes ? They measure and incorporate arch supports within the shoes or boots. I work part time as a carer so on my feet constantly but my shoes are so comfy.makes my life that little bit easier. Have a good day xxxx

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Thanks for advice I havent had a referral was told by podiatrist from the NHS that nothing could be done i am going back to GP to see if i can get a referral to a consultant.

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Hi, I know it doesn't work for everyone, but I found acupuncture helps the arthritis that I have in my feet. I got 4 sessions in the nhs and am now paying privately (£38) a session twice a month to maintain pain relief. I had foot supports, but didn't find they helped me. Good luck

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Thanks for sharing will look into this have had acupuncture before for cervical spondylosis but it didn't help still may work on feet.

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Do you find trainers more comfortable? If you do, inlays may help. I use Superfeet. Expensive but long lasting. Exercise is always good.

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Thanks for advice I et pain on top of my feet so find trainers restrictive but I will look into the inlays you suggested it has to be worth paying out for comfort and being able to walk.

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